Red Line Howard Street Terminal
Chicago Transit Authority
Architect - Architrave, Ltd.
Civil, Structural, MPE Engineering - Parsons Transportation Group
New 3-story building containing public terminal access and operations offices links bus, rail, bicycle, auto and pedestrian transportation modes. Renovation of existing ground level station and retail space including restoration of historic terra cotta facade. Replacement of two rail platforms with new precast concrete platforms and glazed steel canopy.
The new station entry uses color and fenestration to separate its identity from the surrounding retail uses. Conversely, massing, transparency and physical connections provide linkage to its context. The platform canopy supplies both shelter and identity to terminal.